Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire is an economic powerhouse in West Africa, posting average growth of 8% between 2011 and 2018. However, the rate of GDP growth in real terms fell to 6.7% in 2019 and is expected to contract to 2.7% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdowns. Looking to the future, the IMF expects growth to rebound to 8.7% in 2021, highlighting the country’s economic resilience. 

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How would you describe the lifestyle in Abidjan to business and leisure travellers?

Articles & Analysis | Comfortable hotels in Côte d'Ivoire from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2020


IVOTEL Rue Gourgas Plateau - 01 BP 1560 T: (225) 2025 6666 www.ivotel.com ivotel@ivotel.com Rooms: 150 rooms, studios, suites and apartments. Business & Conference Facilities: 5 conference rooms. Health & Leisure Facilities: Fitness centre, spa. Guest Services: Beauty centre, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle.


ETIQUETTE: Business etiquette in Côte d’Ivoire is similar to that in France. A handshake is appropriate for both men and women when first meeting someone new. When a woman meets someone for the second time, three kisses on the cheek are an appropriate greeting. Before discussing business, it is polite to break the ice by discussing...


The policy pursued by Côte d’Ivoire’s government has its legal counterpart in the promotion of private investment. The policy adapts to the changing international economic environment, reflected by the Investment Code adopted in 2012, which was subsequently replaced by the 2018 Investment Code. The most recent update to the code came in 2019...


What actions should be taken to improve the legal framework for investment?


A number of legal forms of enterprises are available in order to conduct economic activity in Côte d’Ivoire, derived from the Uniform Act on Commercial Companies and Economic Interest Groups.

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